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The Grey [Kindle Edition]

Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

John Ottway has found the job at the end of the world, working as a hunter for an oil-camp on the North Slope of Alaska. It’s brutal, cold, and isolated, and there’s little he needs to do but wait for the day when he has the courage to end his life, as he plans to, some day, “at a time to be determined.” But the plane that ferries him and the other camp workers between the Slope and civilization crashes in the tundra, leaving Ottway alone with a handful of terrified survivors to face a punishing landscape, wolves who see them as an invading pack, and, ultimately, the prospect of a death he didn’t choose in its most insistent, inexorable form. As he battles to save the lives of those with him, he looks into the darkness of an unforgiving nature and must weigh the abysses in himself and the wrongs he carries against what he leaves behind, and choose whether his own life is worth saving, or not.

What critics say about the movie:

“Prepare to be devastated… the equivalent of a wet finger in a hot socket… nerve-frying suspense… one of the most captivating studies of shared peril… explores the dark shadows of the male psyche…” — Rex Reed, New York Observer

"…a stripped-down, elemental tale of survival in brutal circumstances, as blunt and effective — and also, at times, as lyrical — as a tale by Jack London or Ernest Hemingway…." — AO Scott, The New York Times

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About the Author


Ian Mackenzie Jeffers is a filmmaker, novelist, and playwright. He adapted his novel 'The Grey' for the widely acclaimed Ridley Scott- Open Road film starring Liam Neeson. He is currently preparing to direct a feature film about Formula One legend Ayrton Senna and developing other new film projects, as well as working on his next novel.

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  • File Size: 288 KB
  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1614190283
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074670VA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book February 24, 2012
By maaaak
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While The Grey book has everything that made the film the great it also has something else going for it, it is it's own piece of literature. The film was adapted from the short story, "Ghost Walker" and it would have been easy for Ian Mackenzie Jeffers to just expand the novel with the same plot points the film added, but he doesn't. For example, where the film has to rely heavily on expository dialogue between the survivors in order to get the point across, the book relies mostly on the inner monologue of the hero himself, Ottway. In fact, the survivors barely ever say more than a few words to each other. The book also fleshes out and tweeks Ottway's backstory without killing the mystique and grit that Nesson brought to the character on screen. Through Ottway's bleak put poignant Heminway-esque take on the world, Jeffers expands on the theme of man's struggle to face their human condition with dignity and grace. In short, I couldn't happier with the book and it decidedly literary, not cinematic, focus on storytelling.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read February 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
If you only read one thing this year make it The Grey. I've been waiting to read it since the movie came out, which was brilliant. What I love about it is that it's an easy, great read that keeps you involved and at the same time it speaks to some of the most basic questions of life and death. Absolutely worth it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing! February 22, 2012
By Callum
Format:Kindle Edition
Having seen the movie (which I would highly recommend) I decided to jump straight into the book and I was not disappointed. The plot line and intensity of the characters is every bit as engaging as the big screen version. This is not just man meets wolf in the wilderness or another survival yarn, but a much deeper presentation on the subject of mortality, personal struggles and morality . That being said, in homage to Jack London, it is both gripping and very enjoyable.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, atmospheric read February 21, 2012
By Siobahn
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Really great book - you can see that the whole tone of the movie and the way Liam acted the role came from the quality of the writing. If you liked the movie you will love this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty, violent ... amazing! July 30, 2012
By Otyugh
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This is a great book and they made a great film out of it as well (check it out and keep watching what happen after the credits).
The story is your average survival horror but when "the horror" is nature it is so much more realistic, the mean character is a battleaxe and the fight for survival escalates to such an extent and at such a speed that will make your head spin.
I loved it, not a masterpiece but worth every cent and more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! June 9, 2012
By Gare
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if you LOVE the movie, you'll love this even more. its basically the movie, but with more detail, it also includes many parts that the movie decided to cut out. i loved it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the grey May 1, 2012
By sarjent
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i found this book to be very entertaining after watching the movie
the movie was accurate to the book but i found the book more in depth and descriptive, a short
story which was a joy to read. After i was intrigued by the movie i wanted to read the book as
I believe it was based on a true story. I also learned about the unpredictable behaviour of wolf
packs which surprised me in their persistance throughout the story
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome story February 24, 2012
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I haven't seen the movie but love the book! Think is a great read very adventures. I can hardly wait for the movie. It is a great tale of survival in brutal circumstances. A plane crush throws a few men into wilderness with not only death waiting, personal struggles and man's struggle in general.It is a action non-stop read.I had to get used to the writing but once you get into it it's fun reading.Great story, very entertaining!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Grey
"The Grey" is not a story about a man fighting a wolf. Ottway is his own worst enemy, not the alpha wolf. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Natureie
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
What a great read.

I bought this after watching the movie. It reads almost like a manuscript, but of course everything is more detailed, and there's a lot more of the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by epo999
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie>Book
I thought the movie was better and had more elements and concepts and dialogue but this was still enlightening and worth the read.
Published 5 months ago by J. Hickman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love!!
I loved this book!! It is a little different from the movie but that's usually the case. If your looking for a thrilling read look no further. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Parish
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting read !
Very engrossing read. Vivid imagery and sentence structure made this story a fascinating read. I have recommended it to several people and will re-read it, I'm sure, to learn from... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. L. H.
4.0 out of 5 stars The book from the end of the world.
This is a fantastic story. And as said before, the novella is vastly different from the movie, specifically in Ottway's relationship with his father and his wife. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Desmond Keats
1.0 out of 5 stars the grey
it a page tuner. i love this book. ten words adagives aweome scary but funny rated pg 13 who likes this book i do
Published 10 months ago by lilklb
3.0 out of 5 stars Ghost Walking
Incredible mood, tone, and imagery throughout. But continuous spelling errors took me out of it. It was a solid read though
Published 11 months ago by Antonio Brennan
1.0 out of 5 stars The Grey
Great book. Really enjoyed it. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Better than the movie which I also liked.
Published 12 months ago by Patrick ODDO
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful phsychological thriller
Loved every second of it. This is one of the best books iv ever read. I would suggest it to anyone
Published 12 months ago by silent tomcat
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Ian Mackenzie Jeffers is a filmmaker, novelist, and playwright. He adapted his novel 'The Grey' for the widely acclaimed Ridley Scott-Open Road film starring Liam Neeson. He is currently preparing to direct a feature film about Formula One legend Ayrton Senna and working on several other film projects, as well as a new novel.


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When will this be available?
TOMORROW!! apologies for the wait there were various obstacles to release-- but u should see it tomorrow hope the wait is worth it. very different from the movie /
Feb 20, 2012 by Ian Jeffers |  See all 4 posts
The Grey (Short story Ghost Walker)
coming soon to nook and apple--
Feb 7, 2012 by Ian Jeffers |  See all 6 posts
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not scheduled yet, only kindle, nook, and ipad right now
Feb 10, 2012 by Ian Jeffers |  See all 6 posts
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